From Ethisphere announcing the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies®, to new research highlighting the link between business performance and gender diversity, below are the headlines that caught our attention in March.
ISSUES WE’RE TRACKING…
Ethisphere Announces the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies®, Celebrating 10 Years of Measuring Corporate Integrity and Recognizing Those That Excel (Ethisphere)
On March 7, 2016, the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Honorees from the USA included 3M Company, Allstate Insurance Company, Cisco, Hasbro, Inc., Microsoft, Starbucks, Target, and UPS.
7 Habits of Remarkably Authentic Brands (Entrepreneur)
In a recent survey, 63 percent of global consumers indicated that they would buy from a company that they consider to be authentic over all other competitors. How can brands become more authentic? Some suggestions include “Listening to your customers” and “Standing behind your values.”
The Most Reputable Companies Have More Women in the C-Suite, Study Finds (Fortune Magazine)
According to an article published this past month by Fortune, research increasingly points to a link between business performance and gender diversity. Specifically, research from public relations firm Weber Shandwick indicates “that companies with the best reputations in their respective industries have more than twice as many women in senior management as those with weaker reputations.”
BRANDS WE’RE TRACKING…
Budweiser Goes to SXSW for Innovative Ideas to End Drinking and Driving for Good (Fast Company)
CVS to Pour $50 Million Into New Anti-Smoking Efforts(Fortune)